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Fundamentals of Weed Science

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.

Graduate students, faculty, and researchers in weed science; government officials.

Hardbound, 664 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394426-9


  • Fundamentals of Weed Science 4th ed.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Weeds - The Beginning

    Chapter 3 Weed Classification

    Chapter 4 Uses of Weeds - Ethnobotany

    Chapter 5 Weed Reproduction and Dispersal

    Chapter 6 Weed Ecology

    Chapter 7 Weed Population Genetics

    Michael J. Christoffers

    Chapter 8 Invasive Plants

    Robert L. Zimdahl and Cynthia S. Brown

    Chapter 9 Allelopathy

    Chapter 10 Methods of Weed Management

    Chapter 11 Weed Management in Organic Agricultural Systems.

    Chapter 12 Biological Weed Control

    Chapter 13 Introduction to Chemical Weed Control

    Chapter 14 Herbicides and Plants

    Chapter 15 Herbicides and Soil

    Chapter 16 Properties and Uses of Herbicides

    Chapter 17 Herbicide Formulation

    Chapter 18 Herbicide Resistance and GM Crops

    Chapter 19 Herbicides and the Environment

    Chapter 20 Pesticide Legislation and Registration

    Chapter 21 Weed Management Systems

    Chapter 22 Weed Science - The Future

    Appendix A: List of Crops by Common Name

    Appendix B: List of Weeds by Common Name




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